Knoxville, Tennessee-based SDS Imports this week announced the newest addition to their stable, the 1911 Bantam Carry pistol. 

Produced by Tisas in Turkey, who has been in the firearms business for 30 years and has a good reputation for their M1911-style and other handguns, the Bantam Carry is available in both 9mm and .45 ACP. Shipping with Series 70 internals, a forged steel Commander-length slide over a bobbed aluminum frame, and a list of other features, the new pistol is pitched by SDS as an exceptionally nice low-profile M1911 that is optimized for carry while still being affordable. 

"Our customers kept asking us for a 1911 with more features and we think the Bantam will fill that need," said Dave Biggers, V.P. of sales and marketing.


SDS Imports Bantam Carry 1911 pistol
The SDS 1911 Bantam Carry pistol has a distinctive profile with a Commander-length slide featuring machined lightening cuts and front and rear cocking serrations atop a bobtailed aluminum frame with a ball-mill textured front strap and rear mainspring housing. (Photo: SDS Imports) 
SDS Imports 1911 Bantam Carry pistol
The pistol also has high-visibility combat style sights with a U-notch rear and fiber optic front, G-10 grips, an extended rear beavertail grip safety, ambi safety lever, and a flared and lowered ejection port. The hammer-forged barrel has a fluted barrel hood. (Photos: SDS Imports) 

Shipped in a locking hard case, the .45 SDS 1911 Bantam Carry pistol includes a pair of flush fit, 8 round magazines while the 9mm version ships with two 9 round magazines. MSRP is set at $1,199, with prices likely lower at retail. 


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